3rd Edition

The PRINCE2 Practitioner
From Practitioner to Professional

ISBN 9781138824119
Published April 27, 2015 by Routledge
302 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

USD $84.95

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Book Description

Struggling to apply the principles of PRINCE2 in practice?

Need guidance on adapting the process for smaller projects?

PRINCE2 for Practitioners provides the solution. This practical reference, matching the details and requirements of the 2009 PRINCE2 manual, contains new and updated real-life examples and case studies, links between related components and processes, and clear guidance on how to fine-tune the method to help you manage projects successfully, whatever the context and size.

An affordable alternative to expensive training, this best-selling handbook by PRINCE2 expert Colin Bentley is an indispensable addition to your project management bookshelf and a companion to the PRINCE2 for Beginners book. If you have passed the PRINCE2 exams, it will help you keep your knowledge and skills up to date to maintain registered status and enable you to apply the theory of PRINCE2 to everyday project work after certification.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. An overview of PRINCE2 3. Starting up a project (SU) 4. Initiating a project (IP) 5. Directing a project (DP) 6. Controlling a stage (CS) 7. Managing product delivery (MP) 8. Managing a stage boundary (SB) 9. Closing a project (CP) 10. Business case 11. Organisation 12. Plans 13. Progress 14. Quality 15. Risk 16. Change 17. Tailoring PRINCE2 to the project environment

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Colin Bentley has been a project manager since 1966 working as a consultant to many international firms such as The London Stock Exchange, Microsoft Europe, Tesco Stores and the BBC. Bentley has been working with PRINCE2, PRINCE and its predecessor, PROMPT II, since 1975, he wrote the original PRINCE2 manual and was the author of all revisions to the manual until 2009. He was the Chief Examiner for all examination papers in PRINCE2 until his retirement in 2010.


‘Colin always brings a very readable style to his books. That, coupled with his unbeatable knowledge of PRINCE2, makes this book an instructive pleasure to read. However much you think you know about PRINCE2 there is always something extra that Colin brings, so the book is a really good read for anyone serious about sitting the Practitioner exam. It will give them a deep understanding of every element of the method and a confidence in tailoring and applying it to any project that is given to them.’Emma Jones, PRINCE2 Chief Examiner, APM Group, UK